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Jan 6, 2013 5:00am PST
are carrying messages of jihad, but it's not what you might think. it's a campaign to try to educate residents about the real meaning of the word. it began in chicago. it's now reached the bay area. abc7 news reporter explains. >> my jihad is to stay fit despite my busy and he. that's the statement on the side of this muni bus. it's part of an educational campaign created by care, the council on islamic relations. >> the intention of the campaign is to educate our fellow americans about what the word jihad means. >> she is the executive director of care's bay area office. >> a common misconception of the word jihad is it means armed struggle or holy war. and that is something that has been perpetrated by many who have made careers out of pushing anti-islamic sentiment. >> i asked muni riders if they knew the deafcision of jihad. >> religious war. >> a holy war. >> webster defines it as a holy war but there's a second definition that is more appropriate. >> the proper meaning, as many of us describe it, is to struggle and that's it. for many that is anything from building relationships with our
Jan 10, 2013 5:00am PST
hike pressure for education. he will ask for $2 billion in cuts to balance a general fund of $90 billion. it is a far cry from the $25 billion in cuts he had to make after taking office two years ago. and $16 billion in cuts a year ago. the additional $6 billion a year in tax revenue for education will allow brown to propose sending more money to poor school districts and allowing other districts more spending nextibility. >> there are questions about the reliability of the new 78 dreamliner jet as it prepares for flight out of san jose airport tomorrow. they have had a stream of problems all week and a flight was canceled yesterday in japan because of a message that indicated a brake problem of the on tuesday another splashed 40 gallons of jet fuel on a runway at logan international airport in bought before take off. on monday, again in boston, a difficulty japan airlines dream liner experienced a battery fire. boeing says they have extreme confidence in the new plane and so do flight safety consultants. >> ing in is in common in the three events or a serious event. we cannot bl
Jan 4, 2013 5:00am PST
francisco are carrying messages of jihad. but it is not what you think. it is a campaign to educate residents of real meaning, the council of american islamic relations put 35 ads on the buses so people know that jihad has another meaning beside holy war. >> the proper meaning of jihad is to struggle. that's it. for many, that is anything from building relationships with their neighbors to making it to work on time or doing better on their diet. >> the ads remain on the buses lou the third week of january and the organization says they would not mind expanding their message to other bay area transit agencies. >> senator john kerry has been nominated to become the next secretary of state reports to the state department today as he prepares for the confirmation. he is expected to win confirmation in the senate in the next two weeks but an official date is not set. president obama nominated senator jesus christ last -- senator john kerry last most to replace secretary of state, hillary clinton who will step down. she plans to return to work while she continues treatments for a blood cl
Jan 7, 2013 5:00am PST
, and higher education funding and making sure that california is prepared for federal health care reform. governor brown sets the stage on thursday when he releases the proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in july. >> visibility is getting lower and lower. mike? >> dangerously low. not only because of reduced visibility but because of the temperature. 33 in napa, and 34 in santa rosa and 23 in concord and livermore and it could be a bit warmer than your neighborhood. we have upper 30's around redwood city and los los gatos. yesterday was a gloomy day, and you can see the jet stream is split. we are in between two flows right now. that will not hang around much longer but for today and tomorrow it will be completely dry. temperatures starting in the 30's to 40's throw mid-50's by noon and at 4:00 in the mid-50's dropping back to jack it weather -- jacket weather by 7:00 low-to-mid 40's. slightly warmer tomorrow and a run at 60 around the bay and wednesday a few sprinkles. the system that will cool us, though, is back in the mid-to-upper 50's and a chance of chilly showers and m
Jan 9, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action but includes mental health issues, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the one month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school approaching washington is facing pressure to take meanful action. former congressman gabrielle giffords who was badly injured two years ago is taking a prominent roam. she and her husband have launched an effort to push action on questions of mental health, high capacity gun magazines and background checks on purchases. >> i bought a gun at wall heart and i went through a back ground check. why can't we make it more difficult for criminals and mentally ill to get guns. >> the shock over the elementary school shootings is leading to gun "buy back" programs. >> if we can prevent one innocent child being the victim of an accident or the target of unstable person it is well worth our time. at the same time, gun stores say their merchandise is flying off the shelves. >> people want to be able to protect themselves. >> the biden task forces hopes to make recommendations by the end of the month and presi
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